Friday update

They’re still doing some construction work out front, but it looks like DGX, the new convenience/grocery store in the former Yao’s space at Main and Gayoso, is close to being open.

DGX is a Dollar General concept aimed at metropolitan city centers. From their website: “DGX stores offer a smaller retail footprint with a curated assortment of grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, home cleaning supplies, an expanded selection of health and beauty products, home décor, electronics, seasonal products, pet supplies, candies and snacks, paper products and more—all at everyday low prices that Dollar General is known for.” According to the website, the store’s hours will be 8 AM-10 PM.

Perjorie T. Roll and I tried one of Chef Steph’s burgers, the Swiss You Were Here, last night at the Blind Bear.

It comes with garlic peppercorn aioli, Swiss cheese, maple bacon, and A-1 candied shiitake mushrooms on an 80 special grind burger.

The DM’s Elle Perry has more information about The Inkwell, the new cocktail bar to open in The Edge. Owner Ben Colar wants it to be a place people can go to relax, not only from the pressures of work but from the pressures of the bar scene in Memphis. Looks like it will have a super nice outdoor patio.

From the Memphis Flyer: Salt | Soy is set to open in the Broad Avenue district next month. They’ve been doing booming business running their menu at Alchemy, and now that the stupid COVID restrictions are relaxing a bit, they are ready to move into a space of their own.

ESPN has a feature on how sports bars have struggled to stay open during a pandemic.

From the UK’s Daily Mail: Mike Pence and “Mother” are homeless after being ejected from the vice-president’s residence last week. They’ve been couch surfing.

From WREG: Shooting begins in South Main for ABC series set in the civil rights era


In Love Memphis got closed down by the Health Department again for COVID restriction violations.

That’s the news for today. Back tomorrow with more.